Arduino Classes - Presented by Caz Bowyer
All the Arduino Uno micro-controller classes will require a laptop so participants can code (C++) their arduino. We will be using the arduino IDE Software which you can download prior to the class here: https://www.arduino.cc/en/main/software. The First Session (July 7th) will mostly just be the set-up of the software and settings so that everyone can easily code their arduino with things like blinking an LED and using a DC motor. The following classes will begin the building: Session 2 will be over a ferris wheel built with a stepper motor and push buttons, Session 3 will be over a mechanical arm with a servo motor and potentiometer input, and in Session 4 you will learn how to built a catapult with a range sensor! The morning classes will be reserved for middle school and under participants who want to go a bit slower. The afternoon sessions are going to be explained bit faster. Caz is a very good friend and long-time presenter for the store. She is a DIY enthusiast who loves to share her knowledge of micro-controllers!
*This class requires a laptop and approximately $100 worth of parts available in the store
Guitar Pedal Classes - Presented by Matt Wilson
These guitar pedal classes will presented by physics teacher, Matt Wilson! He will go over how they work and you'll be able to build your own right here in the store to take home with you if you wish. Matt will be bringing parts of his own for participants to borrow however, if participants want to build their own guitar pedals they will be able to purchase their own parts in the store. The morning classes will be reserved for middle school and under participants who want to go a bit slower. The afternoon sessions are going to be explained bit faster.
Quick History of The Fuzz Pedal: https://youtu.be/vtoac9zRibM
12 Variations of the same circuit: https://youtu.be/VdJWv4emZdY
*This class will not require parts, however, if participants wish to build their own they can buy the parts in-store
Mechanical / Robotics Classes -
We will be using our Tamiya kits from the store to build a small robotic drive-train! Participants will be able to build their own miniature (book sized) drive-train alongside everyone else
*This class requires approximately $100 worth of parts available in the store
General Electronics Classes - Bill Werzner
These general electronics classes will begin with the basic components and work up to more complicated circuits. They will be presented by the president of the Houston Vintage Radio Association (H.V.R.A.) Bill Werzner and colleagues!
*This class will not require parts
Soldering Classes -
*To be determined*